Irish Poetry with Nathalie Anderson & Cassie Macdonald. Hosted by Charles S. Carr Nathalie Anderson’s first book, Following Fred Astaire, won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works; her second, Crawlers, received the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; and her third, Quiver, was published in 2011 by Penstroke Press. Anderson’s poems have appeared in such journals as Atlanta Review, DoubleTake, Natural Bridge, The New Yorker, and The Recorder. She has authored libretti for three operas – The Black Swan; Sukey in the Dark; and an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia – all in collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman and Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia. A 1993 Pew Fellow, she serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and she teaches at Swarthmore College, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing. Cassie MacDonald serves as Hearthkeeper of Brigid's House in Camden, New Jersey where facilitates a twice-monthly writing circle, organizes readings, workshops and other writing arts events, and creates neighborhood murals as part of the Poetry Liberation Front ("Poetry to the People!") She has been a featured reader at Fergie's, Big Blue Marble Bookstore and Eleven One Gallery in Camden and is always game for an open mic, even an unscheduled one on a moving train. Her chapbook, Use Your Words, is currently looking for a home.